Sakai Takayuki Zangetsu Sakimaru Takobiki 360mm

The takobiki is a shape designed for octopus, or "tako" in Japanese. While their original purpose may. before eight-legged creatures, this shape excels at any job a yanagiba could do, from delicate sashimi slicing to ultra-thin carpaccio and tataki.

About Sakai Takayuki Byakko - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

The Zangetsu series is the pinnacle of high-performance sushi knives. Ginsan stainless steel is easy to maintain while possessing many of the desirable qualities of carbon steel, like extreme sharpness. From the wenge and water buffalo horn handle to handmade saya, every detail has been carefully considered.

Knife Shape Takobiki
Blade Length 360mm
Blade Height 36mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 4.2mm
Weight 320
Steel Type Ginsan Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Single Bevel, Right hand bias
Handle Wa (Japanese) handle, Octagon Wenge wood with buffalo horn on both ends
Maker Sakai Takayuki
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